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Ted Leo has earned a wealth of good will in the last 10 years or so, and it's not hard to figure out why. Something about his intensely sugary sweet pop-punk songs just attracts people in droves, which is possibly why every single person I know who has heard of Ted Leo absolutely loves him. He's a firebrand of sorts, and I say good for him.

That he's made close to the same record about 5 times now doesn't matter, because they've all essentially been unique in their own way, weighing on various lyrical themes or simply experimenting with some newer sounds. Coming off the politically charged and surprising mediocrity that was 2007's "Living With the Living," Ted Leo wasn't ....
From 'Faronheit'
2:48 p.m. Tuesday 16th March 2010 EST
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